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Nobel and Wikipedia humour[edit]

Swedish Academy gives Nobel Prize to a Belarusian journalist that we had to search on Wikipedia. Have fun! --NaBUru38 (talk)

Global Edition of the Signpost was not sent for June 5th[edit]

As the title says, it appears no one on the global list got a copy of the June 5th edition of the Signpost. Davidbuddy9Talk 00:33, 7 June 2016 (UTC)

Who is managing the Signpost?[edit]

Who is reviewing op-ed proposals and managing the Signpost's publication? Gamaliel is retired, and Go Phightins! doesn't appear to be very active. Biblio (talk) 23:28, 24 June 2016 (UTC)

The signpost is dead, it seems. -- (talk) 01:08, 4 July 2016 (UTC)
It is not "dead". However, we are very short of active editors to write the news stories (volunteers are most welcome). Jayen466 and Go Phigtins! are our co-editors in chief. Tony (talk) 08:56, 4 July 2016 (UTC)
I'll help. What do you need?--3family6 (Talk to me | See what I have done) 15:09, 4 July 2016 (UTC)
Content, particularly for some of the regular features like In The News and In The Media. Needs people who can burrow through reports about Wikipedia and do short blurbs on them. We also need longer articles, but it's the week-to-week grind that is where we need more worker bees. Ping Tony1 or Jayen466 for details. Montanabw(talk) 19:24, 4 July 2016 (UTC)
Tony1 - I'd be willing to help out with In the News. I might need some coaching and time to develop, but I'd be interested in doing In the Media. (I've been trying to do a WikiProject Report on WikiProject Science/Year of Science, but so far I've had zero response).--3family6 (Talk to me | See what I have done) 03:45, 6 July 2016 (UTC)
@3family6: Help with In the media (as well as News and notes) is very welcome. As for coaching, the main hints I can give you are these:
  1. To find Wikipedia stories, do Google News searches for the relevant time period (i.e. from a day or two before the last Signpost publication to now), or check the Wikipedia news bot at [1]. There is also a page on Meta that has been useful in the past, but is currently dormant: [2].
  2. Add the date for each news report (for formating, see any of the recent ITM segments).
  3. To start work on an ITM segment for a new issue, check Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/Newsroom#Article status. If ITM shows as red/Not started, click "Start Article" to start it; that will pre-load a number of templates (for general formating and to see what goes where, again check any of the recent ITM segments). If ITM shows as "In progress" in the Newsroom, just click on the "In the media" blue link itself.
With that, you should be well on your way. Welcome! --Andreas JN466 14:49, 6 July 2016 (UTC)
  • I'd be willing to revive the discussion reports to be regular now that the Signpost runs on a 14-day schedule: unfinished draft is here. Esquivalience (talk) 00:34, 7 July 2016 (UTC)
    • This looks great. Thank you and welcome aboard (again)! --Andreas JN466 17:00, 8 July 2016 (UTC)

still pointing to last issue?[edit]

The links seem to still be pointing to last issue instead of having been cleared for this issue. What's happening? RJFJR (talk) 15:23, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

The latest issue was published manually, instead with a bot (which moves the pages without leaving a redirect). Armbrust The Homunculus 20:54, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

Change archive links[edit]

I made this bold edit so the "link" for the July 4, 2016 Signpost now goes to Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/Archives/2016-07-04 instead of Volume 12, Issue 21. I also added a link to the single-page edition.

The section title now reads

===[[Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/Archives/2016-07-04|Volume 12, Issue 21]] ([[Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/Single/2016-07-04|Single page]]), 04 July 2016===

I recommend changing the bot so it does this going forward. @Jarry1250: (owner of LivingBot) as you may be asked to change the bot if this gains support. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 03:03, 10 July 2016 (UTC)

AFAICT, KarBot, run by @Kharkiv07:, is now used? - Jarry1250 [Vacation needed] 18:42, 12 July 2016 (UTC)

Red links[edit]

Why are there red links in the July 4 issue?— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 20:53, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

Hi Vchimpanzee, thanks for checking. I'm new to the Editorial Board, and not fully familiar with the production process yet; but we're in the process of publishing the next issue. I'm sure it'll get sorted out in the next day or so. -Pete (talk) 21:25, 20 July 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. I see the "latest issue" is now the 21st, not the 4th. And the problem seems to be solved.— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 13:18, 21 July 2016 (UTC)

Deep Learning in the red[edit]

The Deep Learning article in the most recent issue of SP is missing.. red link. -- GreenC 12:42, 21 July 2016 (UTC)